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June 2019

Cinematography for Directors with Rubidium Wu Presented by Canon – LA SOLD OUT

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

What  if  you  didn’t  need  a  crew  and  a  truck  full  of  lights  to  go  out  and  tell  the  stories  you  want  to  tell?  Can  directors  without  a  technical  background  beat  the  learning  curve  and  create  powerful  images  with  a  smaller  crew? During  this  seminar,  Rubidium  will  explore  how  a  new  generation  of  digital  cinema  cameras  are  empowering  filmmakers  everywhere  and  allowing  non-cinematographers  to  produce  professional  results  through  a  basic  understanding  of  lighting  and  new  post  technologies. We’ll  explore  the …

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Real Estate Photography with Aaron Hoffman – SA

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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This Real Estate Photography course will cover the fundamentals of shooting real estate with classroom instruction, a residential location shoot, post-processing lab, and post-class online discussion and photo sharing. In this full-day workshop, students will gain an understanding of equipment, techniques and post processing for real estate photography. The initial classroom portion will cover the importance of appealing property photos, equipment used, camera controls, composition, fundamentals of lighting including demonstration. Next, students will get hands on experience with the material covered…

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Advanced Studio Lighting with Joe & Mirta Barnet – Pasadena

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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This studio workshop focuses on complex, professional studio lighting set ups using four or more light sources; modifiers reflectors, color gels and backgrounds. We will focus on refined portraits with strong fashion influence, using a live model.  Instructors will provide triggering devices to attendees to use during the workshop. Topics Covered: Self contained AC and battery powered Profoto D1 and B1 monoblocks. At least 4 light sources will be used. How to work with umbrellas, soft boxes, strip boxes with…

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Venice Beach Sunset and Electric Light Parade Photo Walk with Brian Leary

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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On Sunday nights Venice Beach lights up with a dazzling parade of illuminated bicycles.  Parade participants use LED technology to express their artistic nature, decorating and stylizing their rides for a weekly trip on the Venice Boardwalk.  Join Brian Leary at Venice Beach for a look at Venice Beach like few others have seen it and learn how to capture it in a different way. Photo Credit: Walter Chism We will start out with instruction on how to experiment through…

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Outdoor Portrait Photography with George Simian – Pasadena

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Samys Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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We all take more photos of people than of any other subject – but we can make them much, much better with planning for the activity, the light, and the camera settings. This one-day workshop starts at 11:00am, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the camera; the quality of soft vs. hard light, the direction of the light, and the use of reflectors; and the best…

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Free Travel Photography Lecture with Mohan Bhasker – LA

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

Join award-winning photographer Mohan Bhasker for a free lecture which will provide you with indespensible travel photography tips!  Come out to Samy’s Camera Los Angeles and learn how you can grow your photographic skills while exploring unique, authentic cultures in exotic locations.

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Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images with Mark Edward Harris – LA

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Los Angeles, 475 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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From establishing shots to environmental portraits, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses and demonstrates the techniques and concepts necessary to create a professional looking photo essay, a series of images that tell a cohesive story. After the classroom lecture, Mark will lead students on a hands-on photo shoot. During the hands-on section of the class students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice. This dynamic day of photography will conclude with a critique and discussion of marketing travel…

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July 2019

The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – LA

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Samys Camera Los Angeles, 475 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$39.95 - $80.00

LEVEL 1 OVERVIEW: This workshop offered by photographer Gregg Cobarr is a crash course in people photography. In this class students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.  The topics that will be covered in Level 1 include: Learn how to photograph in any type of light Easily understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO…

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Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree with Stan Moniz

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - July 7 @ 1:30 am

Enjoy an evening under the stars with with professional adventure photographer and Sony ambassador Stan Moniz. This event will be held in Joshua Tree national park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California. Stan designed this workshop to be an enjoyable experience covering basic camera theory and details to capturing the beauty of the night sky. Key points include the 500 rule, how to capture sharp stars, light painting, composition, the use of filters to eliminate light…

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Portrait Mentoring Series with Scott Robert Lim: Workshop#3 – Mastering Top 20 Tips on Posing

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Samy’s Photo School Santa Ana, 3309b S. Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Are you looking to deepen your portrait skills by studying under a world renowned photographer? Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim will teach an exciting series of one-day portrait workshops in Southern California. Each workshop, four in all, will consist of a lecture that will focus on a vital aspect of on-location portraiture followed by a live, hands-on shooting session with models.  The hands-on shooting session will give attendees the opportunity to reinforce the concepts taught. Don’t…

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